Genova Nano Micro-volume Life Science Spectrophotometer from Cole Parmer

The Genova Nano micro-volume spectrophotometer measures small sample volumes as low as 0.5µl with a high degree of accuracy, reproducibility and speed. It has the ability to measure small sample volumes, conserves precious samples, reduces the need for dilutions and eliminates the requirement for cuvettes.

Cleaning is quick and simple; wiping the read heads with a microfibre cloth removes all trace of the sample, allowing faster change over between samples and therefore increasing sample throughput.

Key Features

• Micro-volume, life science and standard spectrophotometer measurement modes
• Ideal for DNA, RNA and Protein measurements
• Only 0.5 µl sample volume required
• Purity scan over entire wavelength range, 198 to 1000 nm
• Detects DNA concentrations as low as 2 ng/µl
• Easy and quick to clean
• Results are reproducible, accurate and easily obtained
• Method and result saving to USB memory stick
• 3 year warranty including Xenon lamp

Technical Specification


Genova Nano

Wavelength Range

198 to 1000 nm

Wavelength Accuracy

± 2 nm

Spectral Bandwidth

5 nm

Path Length

0.2 or 0.5 mm (auto-ranging)

Absorbance Range

- 15 to 125 A (10mm equivalent)

Absorbance Accuracy

± 2% at 260 nm

Absorbance Precision

< 0.005 A between 0 and 1 A (at 260 nm and 0.5 mm)

Maximum Concentration

6,000 ng/µl (dsDNA) (at 0.2 mm)

Detection Limit

2.0 ng/µl (dsDNA) (at 0.5 mm)

Measurement Time

< 6.5 seconds

Minimum sample Size

0.5 µl (at 0.2 mm),1.0µl (at 0.5 mm)

Maximum sample size

5.0 µl

DNA measurement modes

dsDNA, ssDNA, RNA, Oligonucleotides, 260/ 280, 260/ 230, Variable ratio

Protein measurement modes

Pierce 660, BCA, Bradford, Lowry, Biuret, Direct UV

Sample Pedestal Material

Quartz stainless steel

Light Source

Press to read Xenon lamp

Size (w x d x h), mm

275 x 400 x 220

Weight, kg


When the 10x10 mm cuvette accessory is fitted the spectrophotometer conforms to the Genova Plus technical specification